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Robert SKREINER1,220,885@110538600381916983600 ► *❶st Contest* Theme: *Natural Water Photos* includes all  Seascape-, Waterfall-, River-, Lake- Photos, etc. by @117000139571713536948 & @110806949181190360839  *Contest Rules:* ● Sign in to the Contest with a short comment! ● *Photos must be your own photos and work!* ● Max *10 Photos* per participating Photographer ● Photos must be uploaded to this *❶st Contest–Page* ● Please add @110538600381916983600 & @105124330145456519952 to your circles,     as well as @117000139571713536948 & @110806949181190360839  ● Post a short own comment to your photo incl. location ● You can also give +1 to your own photo! ● Please be fair and comment also to other photos! ● Please share this ► *❶st Contest* Invitation in your stream! ● Please invite your Google+ Friends and Followers. ● *Don't upload BW-Monochrome Photos!*    There is also a Contest of the Page:   @118354348104191320538  ● Don't delete the automatically shared Contest Photos    in your stream! So you will get more +1 *The best 100 ►TOP Photos on Google+◄* will be shared also at the Page: @110538600381916983600 and in  our Community: *TOP Photos on G+* https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/102730381095199131702 *The 3 ►TOP Photos◄* of the *Winners* will be shared also in the stream of @117000139571713536948 & @110806949181190360839  *All participating Photographers will be incuded in*   *public shared circles of *     @117000139571713536948  & @110806949181190360839  & @110538600381916983600 & @105124330145456519952  *The final decision about the winners is made by an international and independent jury!* ░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░ @102506901448022034742  @114944941956349340056  @109655133541434616383 @107009098215521569646  @112840736235573716407 @115580685364349575355 @114507611997390703788    @102551956772228628364  @112271908611925541359  @102664053835780029639 @105782727431661976037   @104047237564402491584 @105124330145456519952  @101843523903788031573 @105798359393030559274  @117985549028905293535 @103374725189855996747  @112527225704468158520 by @102202857193383470434 +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS -▶❶st Contest◄ - Natural Water Photos2013-07-23 09:00:001997  

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2015-04-29 15:16:34 (76 comments, 186 reshares, 682 +1s)Open 

Several years ago I had the good fortune to photograph at the Santa Clara Ranch in southern Texas. This ranch is wonderful for photography because there are several blinds which are conveniently located directly in front of waterholes. This area of Texas is quite arid so many animals would come to drink at the waterhole. Since we were in a blind the animals did not know we were there and I was able to capture some amazing shots. I love this close up of the deer's face with those huge eyes. Without a blind this very close up shot would never be possible in the wild.

For #wildlifewednesday   hosted by +Morkel Erasmus  +Mike Spinak  &  +Wildlife Wednesdays 
#BTPAnimalPRO – +BTP Animal Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Hugh Ferguson
#hqspanimals  +HQSP Animals curated by +Alejandro J. Soto +Andy Smith 

#wildlife   #wildlifep... more »

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2015-04-29 15:16:34 (76 comments, 186 reshares, 682 +1s)Open 

Several years ago I had the good fortune to photograph at the Santa Clara Ranch in southern Texas. This ranch is wonderful for photography because there are several blinds which are conveniently located directly in front of waterholes. This area of Texas is quite arid so many animals would come to drink at the waterhole. Since we were in a blind the animals did not know we were there and I was able to capture some amazing shots. I love this close up of the deer's face with those huge eyes. Without a blind this very close up shot would never be possible in the wild.

For #wildlifewednesday   hosted by +Morkel Erasmus  +Mike Spinak  &  +Wildlife Wednesdays 
#BTPAnimalPRO – +BTP Animal Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Hugh Ferguson
#hqspanimals  +HQSP Animals curated by +Alejandro J. Soto +Andy Smith 

#wildlife   #wildlifep... more »

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2015-04-15 15:18:15 (40 comments, 98 reshares, 930 +1s)Open 

On our recent trip to Kauai we visited Waimea Canyon for the first time and I was truly impressed. I can understand why it is also called the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific". It really was just as impressive as the Grand Canyon but with much more vegetation than the arid Southwest. We were lucky to be there on a partly cloudy day. I liked the patterns in the canyon created by the sun shining through in some areas and shadows in other areas.

For #bellesphotos   hosted by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE  & +Belles photos 
#breakfastartclub   hosted by +Simply Arlie  & +Breakfast Art Club 
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +RinusBakker ,... more »

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2015-07-07 15:10:44 (28 comments, 27 reshares, 189 +1s)Open 

I delivered a 20 X 30 print of my "Dancing Tree" image to a client yesterday. This image has been one of my most popular prints. Customers seem to love the abstract twisting trunk and also like the fact that it was photographed locally. When considering to purchase artwork, I think it helps for people to have a some kind of connection to the artwork. This local connection seems to work for this image. I think of this tree as a living sculpture. While it is located outside the Japanese Garden, I think the gardeners there must have pruned this tree in order for the trunk to have so many twists and turns.

For #treetuesday hosted by +Ralph Mendoza +Christina Lawrie +Allan Cabrera +Kim Troutman +David R Robinson & +Tree Tuesday
#bellesphotos hosted by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE & +Belles photos
#breakfastartclub hoste by +Simply Arlie & +Breakfast Art Club
#BTPOtherPro... more »

I delivered a 20 X 30 print of my "Dancing Tree" image to a client yesterday. This image has been one of my most popular prints. Customers seem to love the abstract twisting trunk and also like the fact that it was photographed locally. When considering to purchase artwork, I think it helps for people to have a some kind of connection to the artwork. This local connection seems to work for this image. I think of this tree as a living sculpture. While it is located outside the Japanese Garden, I think the gardeners there must have pruned this tree in order for the trunk to have so many twists and turns.

For #treetuesday hosted by +Ralph Mendoza +Christina Lawrie +Allan Cabrera +Kim Troutman +David R Robinson & +Tree Tuesday
#bellesphotos hosted by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE & +Belles photos
#breakfastartclub hoste by +Simply Arlie & +Breakfast Art Club
#BTPOtherPro – +BTP Other Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Hugh Ferguson
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#hqspphotoart +HQSP Photo Art curated by +Paul Howard +Anja Wessels
#hqsphdr +HQSP HDR curated by +Peter Lipa and +Dave Gen
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm

#seattle #btpeditorschoice +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page) #btpdailyhighlights +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo +Top Photo (BTP)___

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2015-07-06 14:51:26 (9 comments, 5 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

When I find a nice viewpoint, I like to go back at different times of the day. This view is looking out over the rooftops of Alfama just before sunrise. Lisbon looks so beautiful looking down on its red tile rooftops and this was one of my favorite viewpoints so I went back in the early morning to photograph it at sunrise.

For #europeanphoto hosted by +Carlos Duarte +Janusz Brakoniecki & +European Photo
#bellesphotos hosted by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE & +Belles photos
#breakfastartclub hosted by +Simply Arlie & +Breakfast Art Club
#themagicoflight hosted by +Ray Bilcliff +Hamid Dastmalchi +Paul Stein & +The Magic of Light
#BTPCityscapePro – +BTP Cityscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Dan Shehan (D3CityPics)
#BTPArchitecturePro – +BTP Architecture Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by+Aa... more »

When I find a nice viewpoint, I like to go back at different times of the day. This view is looking out over the rooftops of Alfama just before sunrise. Lisbon looks so beautiful looking down on its red tile rooftops and this was one of my favorite viewpoints so I went back in the early morning to photograph it at sunrise.

For #europeanphoto hosted by +Carlos Duarte +Janusz Brakoniecki & +European Photo
#bellesphotos hosted by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE & +Belles photos
#breakfastartclub hosted by +Simply Arlie & +Breakfast Art Club
#themagicoflight hosted by +Ray Bilcliff +Hamid Dastmalchi +Paul Stein & +The Magic of Light
#BTPCityscapePro – +BTP Cityscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Dan Shehan (D3CityPics)
#BTPArchitecturePro – +BTP Architecture Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Aamir Shahzad
#hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Roman Kruglov and +Nader El Assy
#hqsphdr +HQSP HDR curated by +Peter Lipa and +Dave Gen
#HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Jean-Philippe Jouve and +Roxanne Bouche' Overton

#lisbon #lisboa #portugal #btpeditorschoice +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page) #btpdailyhighlights +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo +Top Photo (BTP)___

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2015-07-03 15:35:55 (23 comments, 16 reshares, 97 +1s)Open 

This is Rossio Square at dawn. I got up early to catch the early morning light and the square without any people. Rossio Square is perhaps the most important gathering place in central Lisbon and is situated in front of Rossio Station, the terminus for trains from the suburbs and all over Portugal. The statue on top of the column is King Pedro IV and the official name of this square is King Pedro IV Square. The Portuguese often use tiles to create mosaic designs in their squares and sidewalks. I love the design of this mosaic which almost looks like waves on the ocean.

For #nightphotographyfriday hosted by +Mark Hammon +Steve Passlow & +Night Photography Friday
#europeanphoto hosted by +Janusz Brakoniecki +Carlos Duarte & +European Photo
#bellesphotos hosted by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE & +Belles photos
#breakfastartclub hosted by +Simply Arlie & +Breakfast Art Club... more »

This is Rossio Square at dawn. I got up early to catch the early morning light and the square without any people. Rossio Square is perhaps the most important gathering place in central Lisbon and is situated in front of Rossio Station, the terminus for trains from the suburbs and all over Portugal. The statue on top of the column is King Pedro IV and the official name of this square is King Pedro IV Square. The Portuguese often use tiles to create mosaic designs in their squares and sidewalks. I love the design of this mosaic which almost looks like waves on the ocean.

For #nightphotographyfriday hosted by +Mark Hammon +Steve Passlow & +Night Photography Friday
#europeanphoto hosted by +Janusz Brakoniecki +Carlos Duarte & +European Photo
#bellesphotos hosted by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE & +Belles photos
#breakfastartclub hosted by +Simply Arlie & +Breakfast Art Club
#themagicoflight hosted by +Ray Bilcliff +Hamid Dastmalchi +Paul Stein & +The Magic of Light
#BTPCityscapePro – +BTP Cityscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Dan Shehan (D3CityPics)
#hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Roman Kruglov and +Nader El Assy
#hqsphdr +HQSP HDR curated by +Peter Lipa and +Dave Gen
#hqspnight +HQSP Night curated by +Dirk Müller +Nico Kaiser
#HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Jean-Philippe Jouve and +Roxanne Bouche' Overton
#BTPArchitecturePro – +BTP Architecture Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Aamir Shahzad

#lisbon #lisboa #portugal #btpeditorschoice +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page) #btpdailyhighlights +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo +Top Photo (BTP)___

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2015-07-02 14:54:48 (51 comments, 30 reshares, 197 +1s)Open 

Recently I sold 3 prints of this image of Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest. I have been surprised at the strong demand for Budapest images, but many people tell me that they have visited recently and thoroughly enjoyed their trip. Perhaps the Viking River Cruise ads are paying off. I like the leading lines of this image which draw your to the turret in the distance. Budapest is such a beautiful city!

For #europeanphoto hosted by +Carlos Duarte +Janusz Brakoniecki & +European Photo
#bellesphotos hosted by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE & +Belles photos
#breakfastartclub hosted by +Simply Arlie & +Breakfast Art Club
#blastfromthepast hosted by +Cheryl Cooper +Mark Rodriguez +Isabelle Fortin & +Blast From The Past
#stairsthursday hosted by +Liz MC & +Stairs Thursday
#urbanthursday hosted by +Laurent Chades & +Urban Thursday
#LandscapePhotography... more »

Recently I sold 3 prints of this image of Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest. I have been surprised at the strong demand for Budapest images, but many people tell me that they have visited recently and thoroughly enjoyed their trip. Perhaps the Viking River Cruise ads are paying off. I like the leading lines of this image which draw your to the turret in the distance. Budapest is such a beautiful city!

For #europeanphoto hosted by +Carlos Duarte +Janusz Brakoniecki & +European Photo
#bellesphotos hosted by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE & +Belles photos
#breakfastartclub hosted by +Simply Arlie & +Breakfast Art Club
#blastfromthepast hosted by +Cheryl Cooper +Mark Rodriguez +Isabelle Fortin & +Blast From The Past
#stairsthursday hosted by +Liz MC & +Stairs Thursday
#urbanthursday hosted by +Laurent Chades & +Urban Thursday
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm
#themagicoflight hosted by +Ray Bilcliff +Hamid Dastmalchi +Paul Stein & +The Magic of Light
#BTPCityscapePro – +BTP Cityscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Dan Shehan (D3CityPics)
#BTPArchitecturePro – +BTP Architecture Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Aamir Shahzad
#hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Roman Kruglov and +Nader El Assy
#hqsphdr +HQSP HDR curated by +Peter Lipa and +Dave Gen
#hqspnight +HQSP Night curated by +Dirk Müller +Nico Kaiser
#HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Jean-Philippe Jouve and +Roxanne Bouche' Overton

#Budapest #Hungary #btpeditorschoice +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page) #btpdailyhighlights +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo +Top Photo (BTP)___

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2015-07-01 15:13:08 (14 comments, 41 reshares, 53 +1s)Open 

I sold a 20 X 30 metal print of this image last weekend. This is a very famous place in Japan known in English as the "Wedding Rocks" or in Japanese as "Meoto Iwa". The 2 rocks symbolize a married couple. One of the characters in Japanese for marriage means to tie a knot so the rope symbolizes a marriage. This is also a symbolic gate for the shrine at Futamigaura. Most Japanese shrines have a torii gate several meters in front of the shrine, but this shrine is located directly next to the seashore so the rocks in the ocean are a symbolic gate. I just love the beautiful dawn sky reflected in the ocean in this image.

For #wetwednesdays hosted by +Jen Baptist & +Wet Wednesdays
#bellesphotos hosted by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE & +Belles photos
#breakfastartclud hosted by +Simply Arlie & +Breakfast Art Club
#themagicoflight hosted by +Ray Bilcliff +Hamid... more »

I sold a 20 X 30 metal print of this image last weekend. This is a very famous place in Japan known in English as the "Wedding Rocks" or in Japanese as "Meoto Iwa". The 2 rocks symbolize a married couple. One of the characters in Japanese for marriage means to tie a knot so the rope symbolizes a marriage. This is also a symbolic gate for the shrine at Futamigaura. Most Japanese shrines have a torii gate several meters in front of the shrine, but this shrine is located directly next to the seashore so the rocks in the ocean are a symbolic gate. I just love the beautiful dawn sky reflected in the ocean in this image.

For #wetwednesdays hosted by +Jen Baptist & +Wet Wednesdays
#bellesphotos hosted by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE & +Belles photos
#breakfastartclud hosted by +Simply Arlie & +Breakfast Art Club
#themagicoflight hosted by +Ray Bilcliff +Hamid Dastmalchi +Paul Stein & +The Magic of Light
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow

#japan #ise #btpeditorschoice +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page) #btpdailyhighlights +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo +Top Photo (BTP)___

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2015-06-30 15:19:25 (18 comments, 10 reshares, 66 +1s)Open 

There is something calming about a bamboo forest which appeals to people. I sold a 20 X 30 metal print of this image to a client from the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts last weekend. Sometimes I have people come into my booth and ask specifically to see images of bamboo. This image is the Bamboo Temple Garden in Kamakura, Japan. I like the path leading into the bamboo forest. It really draws your eye into the image.

For #treetuesday hosted by +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza +Kim Troutman +David R Robinson +Christina Lawrie & +Tree Tuesday
#bellesphotos hosted by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE & +Belles photos
#breakfastartclub hosted by +Simply Arlie & +Breakfast Art Club
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric... more »

There is something calming about a bamboo forest which appeals to people. I sold a 20 X 30 metal print of this image to a client from the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts last weekend. Sometimes I have people come into my booth and ask specifically to see images of bamboo. This image is the Bamboo Temple Garden in Kamakura, Japan. I like the path leading into the bamboo forest. It really draws your eye into the image.

For #treetuesday hosted by +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza +Kim Troutman +David R Robinson +Christina Lawrie & +Tree Tuesday
#bellesphotos hosted by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE & +Belles photos
#breakfastartclub hosted by +Simply Arlie & +Breakfast Art Club
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm
#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow
#HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Jean-Philippe Jouve and +Roxanne Bouche' Overton

#kamakura   #japan   #btpeditorschoice   +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page)  #btpdailyhighlights   +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo  +Top Photo (BTP) ___

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2015-06-25 14:57:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Today I will set up my booth at the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts. If you are in the Portland area, please stop by. I would love to see you. See more details below.

Today I will set up my booth at the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts. If you are in the Portland area, please stop by. I would love to see you. See more details below.___

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2015-06-24 14:19:42 (18 comments, 13 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

When we were in Lisbon, I found a great rooftop bar in Chiado with a wonderful view of the city. This is Sao Jorge Castle at dusk photographed from that rooftop bar. The fortifications on the top of the hill were built by the Moors in the 10th century. When the Christians liberated Lisbon during the 2nd crusade in the 12th century this castle helped to defend the area against Moorish attacks. In the 13th century when Lisbon became capital of the kingdom, this castle became the residence of Portuguese kings until the 16th century when a new castle was constructed on the banks of the Tejo River. I like this view looking down on the rooftops of the city with the castle illuminated on top of the hill.

For #europeanphoto hosted by +Carlos Duarte +Janusz Brakoniecki & +European Photo
#bellesphotos hosted by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE & +Belles photos
#breakfastartclub hosted by +Simply... more »

When we were in Lisbon, I found a great rooftop bar in Chiado with a wonderful view of the city. This is Sao Jorge Castle at dusk photographed from that rooftop bar. The fortifications on the top of the hill were built by the Moors in the 10th century. When the Christians liberated Lisbon during the 2nd crusade in the 12th century this castle helped to defend the area against Moorish attacks. In the 13th century when Lisbon became capital of the kingdom, this castle became the residence of Portuguese kings until the 16th century when a new castle was constructed on the banks of the Tejo River. I like this view looking down on the rooftops of the city with the castle illuminated on top of the hill.

For #europeanphoto hosted by +Carlos Duarte +Janusz Brakoniecki & +European Photo
#bellesphotos hosted by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE & +Belles photos
#breakfastartclub hosted by +Simply Arlie & +Breakfast Art Club
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm
#BTPCityscapePro – +BTP Cityscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Kyle VanEtten
#BTPArchitecturePro – +BTP Architecture Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Aamir Shahzad
#hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Roman Kruglov and +Nader El Assy
#hqsphdr +HQSP HDR curated by +Peter Lipa and +Dave Gen
#hqspnight +HQSP Night curated by +Dirk Müller +Nico Kaiser
#HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Jean-Philippe Jouve and +Roxanne Bouche' Overton

#lisbon #lisboa #portugal #btpeditorschoice +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page) #btpdailyhighlights +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo +Top Photo (BTP)___

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2015-06-23 14:52:07 (9 comments, 13 reshares, 53 +1s)Open 

This is Arco da Rua Augusta (August Street Arch) at dawn. This building is next to the main square in Lisbon, Praca do Comercio. I like the old world look of this image and the leading lines which draw your eye into the image.

For #europeanphoto hosted by +Carlos Duarte +Janusz Brakoniecki & +European Photo
#bellesphotos hosted by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE & +Belles photos
#breakfastartclud hosted by +Simply Arlie & +Breakfast Art Club
#BTPCityscapePro – +BTP Cityscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Kyle VanEtten
#BTPArchitecturePro – +BTP Architecture Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Aamir Shahzad
#hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Roman Kruglov and +Nader El Assy
#hqsphdr +HQSP HDR curated by +Peter Lipa and +Dave Gen
#HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos +HQSP Urban &Str... more »

This is Arco da Rua Augusta (August Street Arch) at dawn. This building is next to the main square in Lisbon, Praca do Comercio. I like the old world look of this image and the leading lines which draw your eye into the image.

For #europeanphoto hosted by +Carlos Duarte +Janusz Brakoniecki & +European Photo
#bellesphotos hosted by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE & +Belles photos
#breakfastartclud hosted by +Simply Arlie & +Breakfast Art Club
#BTPCityscapePro – +BTP Cityscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Kyle VanEtten
#BTPArchitecturePro – +BTP Architecture Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Aamir Shahzad
#hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Roman Kruglov and +Nader El Assy
#hqsphdr +HQSP HDR curated by +Peter Lipa and +Dave Gen
#HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos +HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Jean-Philippe Jouve and +Roxanne Bouche' Overton

#lisbon #lisboa #portugal #btpeditorschoice +BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page) #btpdailyhighlights +BTP Daily Highlights the Best Photo +Top Photo (BTP)___

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2015-06-20 15:00:47 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

This is my booth at the 2015 Edmonds Art Fair.  Come join the fun today 10AM - 8PM & tomorrow 10AM - 6PM.  I am in booth #137 at the corner of Rembrant Ave. & O'Keefe Blvd. http://conta.cc/1KBXKb9  

This is my booth at the 2015 Edmonds Art Fair.  Come join the fun today 10AM - 8PM & tomorrow 10AM - 6PM.  I am in booth #137 at the corner of Rembrant Ave. & O'Keefe Blvd. http://conta.cc/1KBXKb9  ___

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2015-06-18 23:08:08 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

I finished setting up my booth at Edmonds Arts Festival. If you are in the area, please stop by. I will be in booth #137 at the corner of the field. It should be a great weekend for an art fair. See more details at the link below 

I finished setting up my booth at Edmonds Arts Festival. If you are in the area, please stop by. I will be in booth #137 at the corner of the field. It should be a great weekend for an art fair. See more details at the link below ___

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2015-06-18 14:17:23 (9 comments, 8 reshares, 57 +1s)Open 

Lisbon is a city of red tile rooftops which you can see clearly in this photo which overlooks the Alfama district. Lisbon also has many hills which you can also see above. Somehow the red tile roofs are perfect for this city which was very bright and sunny while we were there. I like this view with The Tejo River in the background. It was such a pretty spot!

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Lisbon is a city of red tile rooftops which you can see clearly in this photo which overlooks the Alfama district. Lisbon also has many hills which you can also see above. Somehow the red tile roofs are perfect for this city which was very bright and sunny while we were there. I like this view with The Tejo River in the background. It was such a pretty spot!

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2015-06-17 14:40:30 (9 comments, 7 reshares, 48 +1s)Open 

This is the ceiling of the Church of Santa Maria in Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon, Portugal. This monastery was completed in 1601 and was financed by a tax on the spice trade of Portuguese merchants. This style of architecture is called Manueline after King Manuel I. It is truly an impressive building and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The ceiling is over 25 meters above the floor and must have been one of the largest churches in the world when it was constructed.

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This is the ceiling of the Church of Santa Maria in Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon, Portugal. This monastery was completed in 1601 and was financed by a tax on the spice trade of Portuguese merchants. This style of architecture is called Manueline after King Manuel I. It is truly an impressive building and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The ceiling is over 25 meters above the floor and must have been one of the largest churches in the world when it was constructed.

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2015-06-16 15:01:37 (20 comments, 12 reshares, 68 +1s)Open 

This is Belem Tower at the mouth of the Tejo River. This medieval fortification was built in the 16th century to protect Lisbon from attacks launched from the Atlantic Ocean. It was the last sight of home as the Portuguese explorers departed for the Orient and the Americas. I took this shot just after sunrise. I like the early morning light on this beautiful, old building which has survived half a millennium.

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This is Belem Tower at the mouth of the Tejo River. This medieval fortification was built in the 16th century to protect Lisbon from attacks launched from the Atlantic Ocean. It was the last sight of home as the Portuguese explorers departed for the Orient and the Americas. I took this shot just after sunrise. I like the early morning light on this beautiful, old building which has survived half a millennium.

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2015-06-15 14:56:26 (29 comments, 14 reshares, 59 +1s)Open 

I just got back from a trip to Portugal and Spain last week. This is Lisbon's Praca do Comercio or Commerce Square in English. I got up early so I could photograph it in the dawn light without any people. This square was originally where the royal palace was located, but after the 1755 earthquake, the royal family decided to move to a safer location. The statue is King Jose I who promoted the reconstruction of Lisbon after the earthquake and commissioned this square. Just behind the statue you can see Lisbon Castle illuminated on top of the hill.

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I just got back from a trip to Portugal and Spain last week. This is Lisbon's Praca do Comercio or Commerce Square in English. I got up early so I could photograph it in the dawn light without any people. This square was originally where the royal palace was located, but after the 1755 earthquake, the royal family decided to move to a safer location. The statue is King Jose I who promoted the reconstruction of Lisbon after the earthquake and commissioned this square. Just behind the statue you can see Lisbon Castle illuminated on top of the hill.

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2015-06-12 15:13:15 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Sometimes it is interesting to take closeup shots of everyday objects. This is a stack of handmade Navajo Rugs for sale at a store in Gallup, NM. I like the many different layers of intricate designs in this image and while each design is very different they all go together very well.

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Sometimes it is interesting to take closeup shots of everyday objects. This is a stack of handmade Navajo Rugs for sale at a store in Gallup, NM. I like the many different layers of intricate designs in this image and while each design is very different they all go together very well.

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2015-06-10 15:56:08 (15 comments, 8 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

This is Kumano Nachi Shrine in Wakayama, Japan. This shrine is dedicated to the waterfall which you can see in the background. It is one of the stops along the Kumano Way which is an ancient pilgrimage route that the Japanese have used for centuries. I think the height of the pagoda goes perfectly with the very tall waterfall. This shrine along with many other spots along the Kumano Way have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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This is Kumano Nachi Shrine in Wakayama, Japan. This shrine is dedicated to the waterfall which you can see in the background. It is one of the stops along the Kumano Way which is an ancient pilgrimage route that the Japanese have used for centuries. I think the height of the pagoda goes perfectly with the very tall waterfall. This shrine along with many other spots along the Kumano Way have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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2015-06-08 15:52:54 (9 comments, 12 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

This is St. Martin's Bridge in Toledo, Spain. Toledo was Spain's capital before Madrid and one of the most important cities in medieval Spain. This was one of the most important entrances to the city and luckily it has survived in its original form.

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This is St. Martin's Bridge in Toledo, Spain. Toledo was Spain's capital before Madrid and one of the most important cities in medieval Spain. This was one of the most important entrances to the city and luckily it has survived in its original form.

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2015-06-05 17:00:21 (13 comments, 4 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

These are some iris I found blooming at the Bellevue Botanical Garden several weeks ago. I visited just after a rain shower so there were still some water drops on the petals. Spring is such a beautiful time of the year!

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These are some iris I found blooming at the Bellevue Botanical Garden several weeks ago. I visited just after a rain shower so there were still some water drops on the petals. Spring is such a beautiful time of the year!

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2015-06-04 14:41:29 (22 comments, 9 reshares, 73 +1s)Open 

I like to shoot details because it allows your mind's eye to imagine what the bigger picture looks like. This is a medieval lock on the main door of the Town Hall in Gubbio, Italy. I wonder how many hands have opened this lock over the many centuries of its existence.

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I like to shoot details because it allows your mind's eye to imagine what the bigger picture looks like. This is a medieval lock on the main door of the Town Hall in Gubbio, Italy. I wonder how many hands have opened this lock over the many centuries of its existence.

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2015-05-29 17:06:14 (14 comments, 13 reshares, 67 +1s)Open 

This is a peony I found blooming at the Bellevue Botanical Garden earlier this month. I like the delicate pink color and the out of focus background.

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This is a peony I found blooming at the Bellevue Botanical Garden earlier this month. I like the delicate pink color and the out of focus background.

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2015-05-28 14:00:34 (8 comments, 8 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

This is an interior shot of La Mezquita in Cordoba, Spain. La Mezquita was originally the main mosque in the Moorish kingdom of Cordoba. When it was reconquered by the Christians they converted the mosque to a cathedral, but luckily they decided to keep much of the original structure and its decorations. This was a prayer alcove with its original Islamic decorations. Even thought the Spaniards persecuted Muslims and other non-Christians, it is wonderful that they preserved this wonderful example of Islamic architecture.

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This is an interior shot of La Mezquita in Cordoba, Spain. La Mezquita was originally the main mosque in the Moorish kingdom of Cordoba. When it was reconquered by the Christians they converted the mosque to a cathedral, but luckily they decided to keep much of the original structure and its decorations. This was a prayer alcove with its original Islamic decorations. Even thought the Spaniards persecuted Muslims and other non-Christians, it is wonderful that they preserved this wonderful example of Islamic architecture.

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2015-05-20 15:02:59 (14 comments, 23 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

Several years ago I visited Jigokudani in Nagano, Japan about this time of year to shoot the baby snow monkeys. Snow monkeys are born in April and by May they are big enough to walk on their own, but they still like to held their mother. We share over 90% of our DNA with these macaques so it is easy to see the resemblance to a human mother and child. Babies are so cute when they are this age!

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Several years ago I visited Jigokudani in Nagano, Japan about this time of year to shoot the baby snow monkeys. Snow monkeys are born in April and by May they are big enough to walk on their own, but they still like to held their mother. We share over 90% of our DNA with these macaques so it is easy to see the resemblance to a human mother and child. Babies are so cute when they are this age!

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2015-05-19 14:49:35 (9 comments, 7 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

This is a residential street in Savannah's Historic District. I love these stately old trees that are covered in Spanish moss. What could look more "southern" than this?

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This is a residential street in Savannah's Historic District. I love these stately old trees that are covered in Spanish moss. What could look more "southern" than this?

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2015-05-18 14:08:52 (16 comments, 8 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

The iris are blooming in Seattle now. We have some in our garden, but I found this one at the Bellevue Botanical garden. Last week I was there just after a morning shower. I like the water drops on the leaves in this image. I used a long macro lens with a shallow depth of field to create the out of focus background which makes the flower stand out against a beautiful green backdrop.

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The iris are blooming in Seattle now. We have some in our garden, but I found this one at the Bellevue Botanical garden. Last week I was there just after a morning shower. I like the water drops on the leaves in this image. I used a long macro lens with a shallow depth of field to create the out of focus background which makes the flower stand out against a beautiful green backdrop.

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2015-05-17 17:26:34 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Japan has so many fascinating festivals. This is a photo I took at the Festival of the Ages in Asakusa which is the traditional area or in Japanese "Shitamachi" part of Tokyo. This man is dressed as an ogre or "Oni" in Japanese. These evil characters often appear in Japanese fairytales as a personification of evil spirits. I just love the wonderful mask and elaborate costume with an out of focus background in this image.

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Japan has so many fascinating festivals. This is a photo I took at the Festival of the Ages in Asakusa which is the traditional area or in Japanese "Shitamachi" part of Tokyo. This man is dressed as an ogre or "Oni" in Japanese. These evil characters often appear in Japanese fairytales as a personification of evil spirits. I just love the wonderful mask and elaborate costume with an out of focus background in this image.

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2015-05-16 15:31:13 (63 comments, 67 reshares, 852 +1s)Open 

New Zealand is not a huge country, but it has one of the longest coastlines of any country in the world. This abundance of coastline is a big bonus for landscape photography. There is something magical about a landscape where the land meets water. Kaikoura is a small peninsula on the east side of New Zealand's South Island. I made this image from the peninsula looking back towards the center of the South Island. I like the sun setting over the distant mountains reflected in the ocean with such wonderful clouds in the sky. It was such a beautiful sight to see!

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New Zealand is not a huge country, but it has one of the longest coastlines of any country in the world. This abundance of coastline is a big bonus for landscape photography. There is something magical about a landscape where the land meets water. Kaikoura is a small peninsula on the east side of New Zealand's South Island. I made this image from the peninsula looking back towards the center of the South Island. I like the sun setting over the distant mountains reflected in the ocean with such wonderful clouds in the sky. It was such a beautiful sight to see!

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2015-05-15 15:10:43 (13 comments, 7 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Spring is a great time to do flower portraits so I went to the Bellevue Botanical Garden to see what I could find recently. This is an allium flower I found in full bloom. The shape of this flower almost resembles a geodesic dome. I like the magenta globe with an out of focus green background. Magenta and green are opposites on the color wheel so they go together well.

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Spring is a great time to do flower portraits so I went to the Bellevue Botanical Garden to see what I could find recently. This is an allium flower I found in full bloom. The shape of this flower almost resembles a geodesic dome. I like the magenta globe with an out of focus green background. Magenta and green are opposites on the color wheel so they go together well.

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2015-05-14 15:04:41 (17 comments, 17 reshares, 107 +1s)Open 

Hawaii has many lighthouses, but in my opinion Kilauea Lighthouse on Kauai's north shore has the most beautiful setting anywhere in the state. It stands at the end of a long peninsula surrounded by beautiful, turquoise water which is actually an underwater nature preserve. We were lucky to be there on a sunny day and it was such a beautiful sight to see!

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Hawaii has many lighthouses, but in my opinion Kilauea Lighthouse on Kauai's north shore has the most beautiful setting anywhere in the state. It stands at the end of a long peninsula surrounded by beautiful, turquoise water which is actually an underwater nature preserve. We were lucky to be there on a sunny day and it was such a beautiful sight to see!

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2015-05-13 14:23:53 (40 comments, 38 reshares, 304 +1s)Open 

We seem to have the perfect climate for Rhododendron in the Pacific Northwest. We have several in our garden and they grow like weeds around here. I found these rhodies at the Bellevue Botanical Garden. I like the delicate shade of pink in these petals. Spring is such a beautiful time of year!

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We seem to have the perfect climate for Rhododendron in the Pacific Northwest. We have several in our garden and they grow like weeds around here. I found these rhodies at the Bellevue Botanical Garden. I like the delicate shade of pink in these petals. Spring is such a beautiful time of year!

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2015-05-12 14:27:42 (18 comments, 2 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

Palm trees are a common sight in Florida, but the cabbage palmetto is the only palm tree which is native to Florida and it also happens to be the state tree. As its name suggests, the cabbage palmetto is much smaller than most palm trees so it is quite easy to get close to its leaves. This is a closeup shot of a cabbage palmetto leaf I found on Sanibel Island. The radiating lines are fascinating and I also like the subtle change in color from yellow to green. Mother Nature is such a wonderful artist!

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Palm trees are a common sight in Florida, but the cabbage palmetto is the only palm tree which is native to Florida and it also happens to be the state tree. As its name suggests, the cabbage palmetto is much smaller than most palm trees so it is quite easy to get close to its leaves. This is a closeup shot of a cabbage palmetto leaf I found on Sanibel Island. The radiating lines are fascinating and I also like the subtle change in color from yellow to green. Mother Nature is such a wonderful artist!

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2015-05-11 15:14:30 (14 comments, 9 reshares, 59 +1s)Open 

Last year I visited Slovenia for the first time. This is the Ljubljana River in Slovenia's capital city Ljubljana. While Ljubljana is not very large, it is a very pleasant city with many beautiful 19th century buildings dating back to when it was a regional capital of the Autro-Hungarian Empire. I like the beautiful clouds in this image just after sunset.

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Last year I visited Slovenia for the first time. This is the Ljubljana River in Slovenia's capital city Ljubljana. While Ljubljana is not very large, it is a very pleasant city with many beautiful 19th century buildings dating back to when it was a regional capital of the Autro-Hungarian Empire. I like the beautiful clouds in this image just after sunset.

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2015-05-08 15:02:44 (14 comments, 13 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

The rhodies are blooming in Seattle now. I found these blooms on a bush in our front garden just after a shower recently. I just love the waterdrops on the petals and the selective focus of this image. Spring is such a beautiful time of the year and I can find photo ops so close to home!

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The rhodies are blooming in Seattle now. I found these blooms on a bush in our front garden just after a shower recently. I just love the waterdrops on the petals and the selective focus of this image. Spring is such a beautiful time of the year and I can find photo ops so close to home!

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2015-05-07 15:25:44 (18 comments, 7 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 

On our recent trip to Hawaii, we stayed with our friend, Yoshiharu Okazaki , in Honolulu. His condo is conveniently located in Ala Moana so one morning I woke up early and walked over to Ala Moana Park to see the sunrise. Ala Moana Park is located due west across the inlet from Waikiki and it has a wonderful view of Waikiki with Diamond Head in the background. On this morning the sun itself was hidden behind the clouds, but the clouds were very colorful. Honolulu is such a beautiful city!

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On our recent trip to Hawaii, we stayed with our friend, Yoshiharu Okazaki , in Honolulu. His condo is conveniently located in Ala Moana so one morning I woke up early and walked over to Ala Moana Park to see the sunrise. Ala Moana Park is located due west across the inlet from Waikiki and it has a wonderful view of Waikiki with Diamond Head in the background. On this morning the sun itself was hidden behind the clouds, but the clouds were very colorful. Honolulu is such a beautiful city!

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2015-05-06 14:14:56 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Spring is a great time to get out and take some closeups. I took this image a few weeks ago when the fern fiddleheads were just coming out. We have so many native ferns here in the Pacific Northwest and I always love to see them emerge from their winter slumber in the spring. I used a long telephoto macro lens to focus on the detail and a relatively short depth of field to create the out of focus background. I like the contrast between the in focus fiddlehead and out of focus background.

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Spring is a great time to get out and take some closeups. I took this image a few weeks ago when the fern fiddleheads were just coming out. We have so many native ferns here in the Pacific Northwest and I always love to see them emerge from their winter slumber in the spring. I used a long telephoto macro lens to focus on the detail and a relatively short depth of field to create the out of focus background. I like the contrast between the in focus fiddlehead and out of focus background.

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2015-05-05 14:19:53 (40 comments, 35 reshares, 427 +1s)Open 

This is Limahuli Botanical Garden on Kauai's North Shore. This garden has done a great job of preserving and replanting native Hawaiian trees in this area. This must be what Hawaiian native forests looked like before all the exotic plants were introduced. I like this view of the stream with lush forest and jagged mountains in the background. Kauai is such a beautiful place!

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This is Limahuli Botanical Garden on Kauai's North Shore. This garden has done a great job of preserving and replanting native Hawaiian trees in this area. This must be what Hawaiian native forests looked like before all the exotic plants were introduced. I like this view of the stream with lush forest and jagged mountains in the background. Kauai is such a beautiful place!

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2015-05-04 15:01:45 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

This is a closeup shot of a California fan palm leaf. When the new leaves of the fan palm open up, there are many thin white fibers attached to the leaves. I like the abstract designs of these fibers against the green of the new palm leaf.

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This is a closeup shot of a California fan palm leaf. When the new leaves of the fan palm open up, there are many thin white fibers attached to the leaves. I like the abstract designs of these fibers against the green of the new palm leaf.

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2015-05-01 15:18:06 (37 comments, 32 reshares, 288 +1s)Open 

A few weeks ago I went down to Seattle's Arboretum to see what I could find. Luckily there were still some cherry trees blooming and this is one of my favorites shots from that day. I love cherry blossoms because they are so delicate and ephemeral. I used a shallow depth of field for this image which gives it a very soft feeling. Cherry blossoms are one of my favorite flowers and a sign that spring has arrived.

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A few weeks ago I went down to Seattle's Arboretum to see what I could find. Luckily there were still some cherry trees blooming and this is one of my favorites shots from that day. I love cherry blossoms because they are so delicate and ephemeral. I used a shallow depth of field for this image which gives it a very soft feeling. Cherry blossoms are one of my favorite flowers and a sign that spring has arrived.

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2015-04-30 15:16:58 (28 comments, 20 reshares, 164 +1s)Open 

When we visited Honolulu recently we went out to Makapuu Point and hiked up to the lighthouse with Yoshiharu Okazaki. We had not hiked this trail before and I was so impressed with this view at the end of the trail near the lighthouse. This is looking out on Oahu's North shore towards Kailua. Recently Michele Obama purchased some new china for the white house which she described as "Kailua Blue". Now I can understand why she used this term. It was such a beautiful sight to see!

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When we visited Honolulu recently we went out to Makapuu Point and hiked up to the lighthouse with Yoshiharu Okazaki. We had not hiked this trail before and I was so impressed with this view at the end of the trail near the lighthouse. This is looking out on Oahu's North shore towards Kailua. Recently Michele Obama purchased some new china for the white house which she described as "Kailua Blue". Now I can understand why she used this term. It was such a beautiful sight to see!

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2015-04-29 15:16:34 (76 comments, 186 reshares, 682 +1s)Open 

Several years ago I had the good fortune to photograph at the Santa Clara Ranch in southern Texas. This ranch is wonderful for photography because there are several blinds which are conveniently located directly in front of waterholes. This area of Texas is quite arid so many animals would come to drink at the waterhole. Since we were in a blind the animals did not know we were there and I was able to capture some amazing shots. I love this close up of the deer's face with those huge eyes. Without a blind this very close up shot would never be possible in the wild.

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Several years ago I had the good fortune to photograph at the Santa Clara Ranch in southern Texas. This ranch is wonderful for photography because there are several blinds which are conveniently located directly in front of waterholes. This area of Texas is quite arid so many animals would come to drink at the waterhole. Since we were in a blind the animals did not know we were there and I was able to capture some amazing shots. I love this close up of the deer's face with those huge eyes. Without a blind this very close up shot would never be possible in the wild.

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2015-04-28 14:49:46 (17 comments, 8 reshares, 65 +1s)Open 

On our recent trip to Hawaii we joined a tour of Shangri La in Honolulu. Shangri La is the former residence of Doris Duke, a wealthy heiress. She inherited a huge fortune when she was just a small girl and had the luxury to do whatever she wanted. On her honeymoon Duke visited the Middle East and was fascinated with Islamic art. On her return they stopped in Hawaii which she also fell in love with. So she bought some land near Diamond Head and proceed to build a fabulous house decorated entirely in Islamic style. This is the water garden which suggests to me a modern version of the water garden in Alhambra Palace in Spain except for the palm trees. If you plan to visit Honolulu I highly suggest joining this tour which can be booked via the Honolulu Art Museum.

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On our recent trip to Hawaii we joined a tour of Shangri La in Honolulu. Shangri La is the former residence of Doris Duke, a wealthy heiress. She inherited a huge fortune when she was just a small girl and had the luxury to do whatever she wanted. On her honeymoon Duke visited the Middle East and was fascinated with Islamic art. On her return they stopped in Hawaii which she also fell in love with. So she bought some land near Diamond Head and proceed to build a fabulous house decorated entirely in Islamic style. This is the water garden which suggests to me a modern version of the water garden in Alhambra Palace in Spain except for the palm trees. If you plan to visit Honolulu I highly suggest joining this tour which can be booked via the Honolulu Art Museum.

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2015-04-27 14:45:06 (15 comments, 5 reshares, 78 +1s)Open 

This is an image from a trip to Utah several years ago. Delicate Arch is one of the most famous and most photographed landmarks in Arches National Park so we hiked up late in the evening to catch the warm sunset light. While there were other hikers there, they fortunately were not hanging out at the base of the arch so I was able to take this photo without any people. I just love the lighting on the arch with some beautiful clouds in the background. It was such a magical moment!

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This is an image from a trip to Utah several years ago. Delicate Arch is one of the most famous and most photographed landmarks in Arches National Park so we hiked up late in the evening to catch the warm sunset light. While there were other hikers there, they fortunately were not hanging out at the base of the arch so I was able to take this photo without any people. I just love the lighting on the arch with some beautiful clouds in the background. It was such a magical moment!

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2015-04-24 15:04:03 (10 comments, 8 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

Limahuli Botanical Garden doesn't have very many flowering plants so my eye was immediately drawn to this bird of paradise. With the mountain and the tropical, lush vegetation in the background, it just screams Hawaii. It was such a beautiful sight to see!

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Limahuli Botanical Garden doesn't have very many flowering plants so my eye was immediately drawn to this bird of paradise. With the mountain and the tropical, lush vegetation in the background, it just screams Hawaii. It was such a beautiful sight to see!

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2015-04-23 15:05:39 (15 comments, 7 reshares, 48 +1s)Open 

This is Wailua Beach about half an hour before sunrise. I love shooting around this time because the dawn sky is often such a beautiful color. I like the subtle change in color of the sky in this image from the horizon upwards and the crescent moon is also very nice. Kauai is such a beautiful place!

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This is Wailua Beach about half an hour before sunrise. I love shooting around this time because the dawn sky is often such a beautiful color. I like the subtle change in color of the sky in this image from the horizon upwards and the crescent moon is also very nice. Kauai is such a beautiful place!

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2015-04-22 15:19:32 (52 comments, 78 reshares, 654 +1s)Open 

hen we were staying in Kauai, one day we drove up to the North shore and visited Limahuli Garden which is one of 3 botanical gardens on the island. This is a little stream which runs through the garden and provides the water for some taro fields. I used a slow shutter speed to make the rushing water look silky. I like the lush native forest as a background for this beautiful little stream.

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hen we were staying in Kauai, one day we drove up to the North shore and visited Limahuli Garden which is one of 3 botanical gardens on the island. This is a little stream which runs through the garden and provides the water for some taro fields. I used a slow shutter speed to make the rushing water look silky. I like the lush native forest as a background for this beautiful little stream.

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2015-04-21 14:59:07 (16 comments, 7 reshares, 53 +1s)Open 

When I go out to photograph, I first thing I need to decide is what to shoot. When I visited Mokolea Point with +Brian Hiltz , I noticed the beautiful crescent moon and immediately decided to frame a composition incorporating the moon. For this composition I adjusted my zoom lens to 70mm so that the moon was a little bigger and clearly visible in the image. I like the simplicity of this image with the moon in a beautiful dawn sky. Photography is similar to cooking. First you have to see what are the best ingredients available and then decide what to do with them.

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When I go out to photograph, I first thing I need to decide is what to shoot. When I visited Mokolea Point with +Brian Hiltz , I noticed the beautiful crescent moon and immediately decided to frame a composition incorporating the moon. For this composition I adjusted my zoom lens to 70mm so that the moon was a little bigger and clearly visible in the image. I like the simplicity of this image with the moon in a beautiful dawn sky. Photography is similar to cooking. First you have to see what are the best ingredients available and then decide what to do with them.

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2015-04-20 15:16:48 (29 comments, 8 reshares, 64 +1s)Open 

The day we drove to Waimea Canyon we continued on to the Pu'u o Kila Lookout in Kokee State Park at the end of the road and this is the view we saw. This is the Kalalau Valley on Kauai's Na Pali Coast. The valley currently has no inhabitants and there is no road access, but it was populated by native Hawaiians until the beginning of the 20th century. The only way to visit the valley now is to hike in or travel by kayak along the coast. We were lucky to have partly cloudy weather and such a beautiful view because it is often very foggy and rainy on Kauai's north coast.

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The day we drove to Waimea Canyon we continued on to the Pu'u o Kila Lookout in Kokee State Park at the end of the road and this is the view we saw. This is the Kalalau Valley on Kauai's Na Pali Coast. The valley currently has no inhabitants and there is no road access, but it was populated by native Hawaiians until the beginning of the 20th century. The only way to visit the valley now is to hike in or travel by kayak along the coast. We were lucky to have partly cloudy weather and such a beautiful view because it is often very foggy and rainy on Kauai's north coast.

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2015-04-17 14:15:55 (18 comments, 17 reshares, 76 +1s)Open 

On our trip to Kauai I met up with +Brian Hiltz  and we went out to Mokolea Point before sunrise. It was a bit of an adventure because we had to ford a small stream while it was still pitch black, but it was well worth it. Mokolea Point is an ancient lava bed which sticks out into the ocean on Kauai's Northshore. I like this shot where I was able to capture some wave action in the foreground with the sun rising in the background. Thanks Brian for taking me to such a beautiful place!

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On our trip to Kauai I met up with +Brian Hiltz  and we went out to Mokolea Point before sunrise. It was a bit of an adventure because we had to ford a small stream while it was still pitch black, but it was well worth it. Mokolea Point is an ancient lava bed which sticks out into the ocean on Kauai's Northshore. I like this shot where I was able to capture some wave action in the foreground with the sun rising in the background. Thanks Brian for taking me to such a beautiful place!

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2015-04-16 15:10:10 (47 comments, 58 reshares, 400 +1s)Open 

We stayed in Kapaa in Kauai which is on the east side of the island so I decided to get up early and shoot the sunrise. This is Wailua Beach which was not far from our hotel. I like the simplicity of this image and the pattern of the clouds in the sky. I love shooting early in the AM because it is often calm and peaceful. What a great way to start the day!

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We stayed in Kapaa in Kauai which is on the east side of the island so I decided to get up early and shoot the sunrise. This is Wailua Beach which was not far from our hotel. I like the simplicity of this image and the pattern of the clouds in the sky. I love shooting early in the AM because it is often calm and peaceful. What a great way to start the day!

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2015-04-15 15:18:15 (40 comments, 98 reshares, 930 +1s)Open 

On our recent trip to Kauai we visited Waimea Canyon for the first time and I was truly impressed. I can understand why it is also called the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific". It really was just as impressive as the Grand Canyon but with much more vegetation than the arid Southwest. We were lucky to be there on a partly cloudy day. I liked the patterns in the canyon created by the sun shining through in some areas and shadows in other areas.

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On our recent trip to Kauai we visited Waimea Canyon for the first time and I was truly impressed. I can understand why it is also called the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific". It really was just as impressive as the Grand Canyon but with much more vegetation than the arid Southwest. We were lucky to be there on a partly cloudy day. I liked the patterns in the canyon created by the sun shining through in some areas and shadows in other areas.

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